How to take care of children on a field trip and when to make an accident at work claim
If you are a teacher then at some point it will be down to you to take your class on a field trip, or out of the school in some capacity. This can be very concerning for any teacher who has not done this before, or has only done it once or twice.
A field trip is more difficult to deal with than a general class because you are taking a lot of children out and about where they are much more likely to get lost or separated. Not only this but when you leave the school you are not protected by the whole building and other staff members, so you do need to pay more attention and be more on your guard. Here are some tips for keeping your group safe.
- Make sure that you have help. It is going to be almost impossible for you to take care of 30 children when only you are watching them. You can’t keep your eye on every child at once, making it much more likely that someone will go missing or an accident will be had. Try to get as much adult help as you can, so that each adult only needs to watch a small group.
- Assign groups. Make sure that each group of children sticks together and that each adult knows which is their assigned group. They then don’t need to bother watching out for any of the other children, just keeping an eye on their group.
- Reward good behaviour. Field trips are exciting enough, but if you promise an extra treat at the end for the students that behave, you should find without much trouble that the children are perfectly behaved throughout the day.
- Act quickly. If something does go wrong, keep all of your group together and close to the child that has been injured or is involved, and act as quickly as possible to prevent the situation getting any worse.
You may be able to make a Clackmannanshire accident at work claim
Whether you work in a school with children or work in an office on your own, your employer should always be looking out for you just as much as they are looking out for anyone else. This means that if you are injured or made ill, and the reason can be traced back to the negligence of your employer, you may be able to make a Clackmannanshire accident at work claim against them.
Accident Advice Helpline can help you to decide whether or not you have a good case for a Clackmannanshire accident at work claim, and help you to process a claim with the help of an experienced injury lawyer if you do decide to go ahead with a Clackmannanshire accident at work claim. Call the helpline on 0800 689 0500, or 0333 500 0993 to find out more.
Date Published: 15th October 2014
Author: David Brown